This website uses cookies to improve your experience navigating our site. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

OK, I understand

A New Store For A Much-Loved Local Ceramicist

Shopping

Chela Edmunds’ Takeawei Ceramics are the kind you would trip down to Torquay for.

But, if you’re a little short on time at this time of year, don’t worry, you won’t miss out – she’s just set up shop in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.

We took a tour of the new space.

20th November, 2018

Inside the new the Takeawei Shop on Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files.

The space displays the Takeawei Ceramics range,  new ceramic candles, and upcycled kimono garments. Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files.

Chela Edmunds. Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files.

The fit-out focussed around creating a relaxed gallery-like space in which to house the wares. Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files.

Chela has been busy testing glazes, playing with various forms, and expanding her range. Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files.

the fit-out features a mix of handmade, secondhand, new and Ikea pieces. Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files.

‘I believe in creating with passion, that someone else will feel that too,’ says Chela. Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files.

The ceramicist believed her tactile wares really need to be explored in real life. Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files.

Takeawei Ceramics is hosting a pop-up by Good Sport clothing in the space. Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files.

The Takeawei range spans mugs, planters and ‘boobs’ (vases). Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files.

It has been especially important to give shoppers a chance to see (and smell) new ceramic candles. Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files.

Elle Murrell
Tuesday 20th November 2018

‘Ceramics are so tactile it really is important to feel them… the weight, the finish, it’s in the details.’ – Chela Edmunds.

You may once have walked past the five (!!) storefronts at 232 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy without looking twice. Not anymore. Chela Edmunds has just opened her new Takeawei Shop, with a beautiful fresh fit-out and shelf upon shelf of her much-loved ceramics.

The Takeawei range, spanning mugs, planters and ‘boobs’ (vases), is accompanied in-store by new ceramic candles, hand-poured by Pink Moon Botanical, as well as upcycled kimono garments from Good Sport clothing. From her new base, Chela will also offer an extended range of her custom-glazed tableware and exclusive ceramic artworks.

In 2017, the Torquay-based creative was making and teaching out of her Ashmore Arts space on the Surf Coast, at the same time as co-running Guild of Objects in Melbourne. This year, Guild of Objects changed hands and Chela moved into a larger studio, where she continued to teach wheel workshops, whilst expanding her own ceramics collection. Always entrepreneurial, Chela soon felt the need to create a more central retail offering, where people could really explore her tactile ceramics first hand.

‘I also needed to separate the studio and making from the retail, emails, and online orders, because the workload gets pretty heavy – sometimes it’s hard to just put my head down and make,’ explains Chela. ‘The Takeawei Shop is staffed with knowledgeable ceramicists, and is a dedicated retail space to display my complete body of work.’

Unique, colourful, and functional objects reign supreme at Takeawei Shop. Chela’s handcrafted creations pop against gallery-esque white walls, the furniture is a mix of handmade (including by Raphael Buttonshaw), secondhand (eBay and thrift-shop treasures), new and Ikea, while the epic curtain made by Brietta from Good Sport is a stand-out. ‘It’s like a fabric stained glass window, pieced together using delicate kimono linings, showing the stitch work, craftsmanship and it’s previous life,’ beams Chela.

Stop by Takeawei Shop by for an opening event this Thursday, or pop in anytime during trading hours.

Takeawei Shop
5/232 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy, Victoria
Tuesday to Saturday,11am-6pm
Sunday, 11am-4pm

Opening event
Thursday 22nd November, 5pm-7pm

This Week

Architecture

A Mindful Multi-Generational Family Home In Clifton Hill

The sculptural Esplanade House by Clare Cousins Architects shows how even the most modern builds can respect their heritage surrounds.
Christina Karras
  14 hours ago

Homes

A Stylist + Podcaster’s Layered, Textured Seaside Home

Kerrie-Ann Jones’ renovated retro pad in Sydney’s southern beaches is a sun-drenched dream home!

Architecture

The Treasure-Filled Sydney Home Of Two Global Art Collectors

House Gezellig by Studio Prineas reflects their clients’ love for modernist design principles and collection of fine art.

Architecture

A Compact + Colourful Extension Of A Fun Family Home

Foomann Architects replaced this Melbourne home's dated extension with a personality-filled renovation, behind a vibrant pink door!
Christina Karras

Creative People

Landscape Studio Ayus Botanical On Creating Calming + Enduring Gardens

The husband-and-wife team of Ayus Botanical share the thoughtful processes behind their lush residential and commercial projects!
Christina Karras

Interiors

A ‘Jarring’ Victorian Home Resolved With Colour, Art, + Joinery

A previously mismatched Victorian home in Mosman, NSW, resolved by Ioanna Lennox Interiors with colour, art, and joinery.
Amelia Barnes
  6 hours ago

Gardens

A Hawthorn Home Enveloped In Dreamy, Layered Gardens

This new family home is brought to life with lush gardens designed by Peachy Green – reminiscent of a flowering ‘woody meadow’!
Christina Karras

News

An Unmissable Interior Design Trade Event Returns To Melbourne

Decor + Design will take over the Melbourne Exhibition Centre later this month, with more than 250 brands on show and a line-up of interior
Sponsored

Art

Artist Cressida Campbell Is Finally Getting The Spotlight She Deserves

A new exhibition at the NGA brings together more than 140 works from the artist's life and unique practice.

Studio Visit

Kuku Yalanji Artist Tiarna Herczeg Creates Colourful Maps Of Country

The emerging artist shares how they found their creative voice and intuitive painting style, as their latest solo show opens in Sydney.
Christina Karras

Creative People

Artist and Yindjibarndi Elder Wendy Hubert On Mapping Country + Culture

Our new columnist Jirra Lulla Harvey talks to respected Yindjibarndi Elder, artist, Cultural Custodian and linguist, Wendy Hubert about Coun...
Jirra Lulla Harvey

Architecture

A Colourful Extension Inspired By Clinker Bricks

Wowowa’s Presto House is a vivid and respectful addition to a 1930s art deco home made from 'clinker' bricks.

Interiors

A Mediterranean-Inspired Holiday Home Right On The Water’s Edge

CLO Studios styled the interior of this new Noosa home (dubbed Sky Garden) with earthy tones and pieces by local artists.

Food

Julia's Irresistible Double Chocolate + Tahini Brownies

Is there anything more irresistible than a brownie? We think not! Especially Julia's, which come with double the chocolate, and a nutty swir...
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Shopping

8 Local Creatives Making Furniture That Doubles As Art

Meet our favourite designers and makers pushing the limits of traditional furniture with their sculptural and striking pieces!
Christina Karras

View Comments

Similar Stories

Craft

Takeawei · Functional Glaze Tests

Ceramicist Chela Edmunds talks finding shapes in the clouds.
Elle Murrell

Studio Visit

Chela Edmunds of Takeawei

Melbourne based ceramicist Chela Edmunds has an unexpected backstory, which includes five years spent working as a textile designer in New Y...

Shopping

Craft Victoria Has Your Christmas Gifting Covered

Works from some of Australia's finest makers on show in the just-released, conscientious prezzie guide - 'The Collector: Sustainability of D...
Elle Murrell

This Week

News

An Unmissable Interior Design Trade Event Returns To Melbourne

Decor + Design will take over the Melbourne Exhibition Centre later this month, with more than 250 brands on show and a line-up of interior
Sponsored

Shopping

8 Local Creatives Making Furniture That Doubles As Art

Meet our favourite designers and makers pushing the limits of traditional furniture with their sculptural and striking pieces!
Christina Karras

Interiors

A ‘Jarring’ Victorian Home Resolved With Colour, Art, + Joinery

A previously mismatched Victorian home in Mosman, NSW, resolved by Ioanna Lennox Interiors with colour, art, and joinery.
Amelia Barnes
  6 hours ago

Gardens

A Hawthorn Home Enveloped In Dreamy, Layered Gardens

This new family home is brought to life with lush gardens designed by Peachy Green – reminiscent of a flowering ‘woody meadow’!
Christina Karras

Architecture

A Colourful Extension Inspired By Clinker Bricks

Wowowa’s Presto House is a vivid and respectful addition to a 1930s art deco home made from 'clinker' bricks.

Interiors

A Mediterranean-Inspired Holiday Home Right On The Water’s Edge

CLO Studios styled the interior of this new Noosa home (dubbed Sky Garden) with earthy tones and pieces by local artists.

Architecture

A Mindful Multi-Generational Family Home In Clifton Hill

The sculptural Esplanade House by Clare Cousins Architects shows how even the most modern builds can respect their heritage surrounds.
Christina Karras
  14 hours ago

Creative People

Artist and Yindjibarndi Elder Wendy Hubert On Mapping Country + Culture

Our new columnist Jirra Lulla Harvey talks to respected Yindjibarndi Elder, artist, Cultural Custodian and linguist, Wendy Hubert about Coun...
Jirra Lulla Harvey

Studio Visit

Kuku Yalanji Artist Tiarna Herczeg Creates Colourful Maps Of Country

The emerging artist shares how they found their creative voice and intuitive painting style, as their latest solo show opens in Sydney.
Christina Karras

Architecture

The Treasure-Filled Sydney Home Of Two Global Art Collectors

House Gezellig by Studio Prineas reflects their clients’ love for modernist design principles and collection of fine art.

Homes

A Stylist + Podcaster’s Layered, Textured Seaside Home

Kerrie-Ann Jones’ renovated retro pad in Sydney’s southern beaches is a sun-drenched dream home!

Creative People

Landscape Studio Ayus Botanical On Creating Calming + Enduring Gardens

The husband-and-wife team of Ayus Botanical share the thoughtful processes behind their lush residential and commercial projects!
Christina Karras

Art

Artist Cressida Campbell Is Finally Getting The Spotlight She Deserves

A new exhibition at the NGA brings together more than 140 works from the artist's life and unique practice.

Food

Julia's Irresistible Double Chocolate + Tahini Brownies

Is there anything more irresistible than a brownie? We think not! Especially Julia's, which come with double the chocolate, and a nutty swir...
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Architecture

A Compact + Colourful Extension Of A Fun Family Home

Foomann Architects replaced this Melbourne home's dated extension with a personality-filled renovation, behind a vibrant pink door!
Christina Karras

Similar Stories

Craft

Takeawei · Functional Glaze Tests

Ceramicist Chela Edmunds talks finding shapes in the clouds.
Elle Murrell

Studio Visit

Chela Edmunds of Takeawei

Melbourne based ceramicist Chela Edmunds has an unexpected backstory, which includes five years spent working as a textile designer in New Y...

Shopping

Craft Victoria Has Your Christmas Gifting Covered

Works from some of Australia's finest makers on show in the just-released, conscientious prezzie guide - 'The Collector: Sustainability of D...
Elle Murrell

The Design Files acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

First Nations artists, designers, makers, and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files. Please email bea@thedesignfiles.net